Acrylic Painting | How to Paint Hydrangeas | #Angelooney Paint In

Acrylic Painting | How to Paint Hydrangeas | #Angelooney Paint In

Hi everyone. Today I will be showing you how to paint hydrangas. This is part of a collaboration with Cinnamon Cooney, Angela Anderson and Jane Font of Painting with Jane. so when you’re finished watching this tutorial go over to their channels and check out theirs. I’ll leave the links in the description box
and also in the icards in the corner there. I’ll be painting on an 11″ by 14″ canvas. be using a quarter inch filbert, a half inch flat, a quarter inch flat and a number three liner. So lets get started. Ok. To begin the first thing I did was sketch my image onto the canvas using watercolour pencils. This is the original sketch I did. You can find this printable on my Pinterest board. The link is down in the description box. I’ll be painting the
hydrangeas purple and blue. So some of them with be purple and some of them will be blue. I’ll be using permanent blue-violet paint It’s just a dark purple. Use a dark purple that you have and that should be fine. I’m also using titanium white and a half inch flat brush. What I want to do is block in all the colour. So mixed some of this purple and some of the white. to create a lighter tone I’m just going to block in the colourthe color One by one I’m going to add a little bit more darker purple and clean off my paintbrush first. I’m just going to add some shading around the bottom because the light is coming from here. Just darken it up a bit. Blend it in with the other colour. It doesn’t have to be perfect because it’s going to be covered with the flower petals. Just like that. Just going to blend it in. I’m going to clean off my brush Just add a bit of white to the top here… …while it’s still wet. A tad bit more. I’m going to block in the next purple flower…. …the same way I did it with this. And don’t forget to do the sides. Some darker purple where there would be shading which would be right here. Just blend it outwards Add some white to highlight this area because light is coming from this way. Then again. Add the shading with the darker purple which would be right on this edge because it’s tucked under this one. and same with this one. This one is behind this one so there is shading right there. Add some highlight to the top. Just a little bit. This one Do it the same way you did with those. Add some highlight. Now I am going to use phthalo blue and titanium white to do the blue ones. I’m going to do them exactly the same way I did with the purple ones. I’m going to mix the blue and some titanium white. I’m going to add a little bit of purple. You can make your hydrangas any color you like There is so many different choices. You could make them all purple, all pink, all blue Whatever you like. Even ivory. I think I will add a little bit of black to that. Add some white… …to highlight it. Need some more purple here. I’m just going to mix up some more of that blue. Tad of white. A little bit of purple and a little bit of phthalo blue. Add a bit of that black to shade it. Maybe just a tad more black to that. Darken it a bit. Add a bit of white to the blue Then highlight it at the top. Not too light because the petals should be lighter than the background. It doesn’t have to be perfect because it’s going to be covered. And then do the same with these ones. I’m going to shade it again, the same way I did with those ones. I’m going to do the black shading there… …or the darker blue shading, I mean. Just going to add a little bit under the leaf. Perhaps a little hightlighting here so it defines it a bit. Now I am going to use olive green and light olive green to block in the paint on the leaves. and also i will be using a little bit of black to shade…. …with the olive green. The first thing I am going to do is use this quarter inch flat brush… …and block in the olive green. Mix a little bit of black with the green. Just shade around the flowers, where the leaf tucks in behind the flowers. just blend it in to the wet paint. I’m going to clean my paintbrush off and then highlight the tip with the light olive green Just blend it in. Then we are going to do the rest of the leaves like that, in the same manner. Now I am going to mix some yellow ochre with titanium white. It’s equal parts. So I am just going to mix it up for the background. I am also going to add a little bit more white and blend it into that as I am painting. Don’t forget to do the sides. We will do those first. Add a bit of white there. Maybe I will add some white to lighten up some areas. I think I like it! Maybe a little more here. Now it’s time to paint on the little petals onto the hydrangas. So what I am going to do is mix some blue and white to create a slightly lighter colour than this one. Add some purple. That should be good. I have a #6 filbert. It’s about a quarter inche across What I am going to do is start with the blue ones that are behind the puple ones. I am going to dip my brush into the blue I just mixed up. and then dip the tip into the white and then just do this. Dip it into the blue. little bit of white and I am going to start where the main colour is It’s a four petal flower I am just going to keep adding them to that section. Dip it in the white. and then add it to the background like that. Dip it in the white Like that. Four little petals. The closer you get to the shading the darker it should be. I am going to add some dark blue there. I am going to add the lighter blue as a highlight. The closer you get to where the highlighting is the lighter part, add more white to the blue. Dip the tip in the white. Like that. Try to leave some background colour. Lighten up my blue a bit. The closer you get to the shade the darker the main blue is. The closer you get to the edge you don’t really have to define them because they are tucked in. Maybe just add a few more light ones. And add a few little petals just to fill in the spaces a little bit better. I am going to do the same thing with the other blues. Starting with my lighter blue my medium blue. I’m going to dip it in the white. and then add it. Just like that. too much white. You can always go over it. Don’t forget to do the sides Just adding some petals. You can’t really see that but…. ….it’s the same way as the rest of it. So basically it’s just the impression of flowers. They are not defined as well as a realistic one but… …you get the picture. So that is it so far Don’t forget to do the sides. I am going to add a little bit more dark to this part. a little bit of light blue dipped in white right here, just to define this one. One here. A little bit lighter here. Now I will do the purple ones in the exact same way. I am going to dip it in the purple dip the tip into the white and add…. …just a little bit more white. I am going to add more white to the purple pick up some more white in the tip Put a darker purple for… …this section because it is in the shade. …and just put random… …small ones because maybe they are peaking out. behind the other petals. I am going to add a little bit more dark purple. right here. Now I am going to do this one here so… …I will start with the darker purple. A few more highlighted ones. Just to define this edge here. Now I am just going to add a few dark ones here. I am going to take my white chalk pencil and just draw on the veins of the leaves. It is very light. and easily erasable. I have my olive green and my light olive green. I am just going to mix the two colours Two parts, one part each, I mean. …so half and half. I am just going to highlight inbetween the chalk marks. Just kind of scrubbing it on. Just lightly. Not too much paint. Start in the middle and blend it outward. Now take some light olive green and add a little bit. and a little bit more to this edge because the light. With a number three liner I am going to dip it in the light olive green and a tiny bit of water to it just to water it down. I am going to add the vein right on top of the chalk mark. Blend it at the end because it is in shade. That is one leaf. I’ll do the same with the other leaves. Just a little bit more here. I am going to add the veins to the leaves. I am just going to mix these together again. and just add a few more light spots. A little bit on the sides too. and there we go! It is finished. It could be hung this way or this way. So I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please go check out the other painting tutorials from Cinnamon Cooney, Angela Anderson and Jane Font from Painting with Jane. Please leave a comment down below and tell me what YOUR favourite flower is. I may just paint it next! Thanks for watching! Have a great day. Bye bye.


  • DeliberatelyCreative says:

    Way to go Leanne! Love your Hydrangeas. I will be doing them soon.

  • Angela Anderson says:

    Love this so much Leanne! So happy to get to collab with you!

  • Priscilla says:

    Beautiful!!!  Love hydrangeas!  Thanks for the full tutorial!  Great job teaching!  🙂

  • gracie b says:

    Beautiful! as always with everything you do 🙂

  • Lila Deel says:

    Thank you. This is so beautiful! Now I am going to paint them. Loved your instructions.

  • Audrea Gustafson says:

    Enjoyed watching you paint for Mother's Day xo xo Beautiful Project.

  • Danielle LovesArt says:

    Thank you for sharing. Can't wait to try it.

  • Ethel says:

    beautiful, thank you so much x

  • Archu's Art World says:

    Wow I just loved it so much.. TFS

  • Patricia Stubbs says:

    Totally enjoyed this painting. I learned so much ! tfs !

  • Windkisssed says:

    Very nice tutorial and explanation of your choices. What type of palette paper do you use…and what do you do with the used pages?
    Thanks much for posting.

  • Mona L creates says:

    A beautiful painting! Totally love the colors! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 My fave flower is Dahlia!

  • Anita Holmes says:

    Stunning…..glad I found your channel. Will check out more of your paintings!  TFS

  • Trish Darbonne says:

    OMG, so pretty! Thank you!

  • Ed Will says:

    Great painting…..

  • Christa E. says:

    Leanne, thank you so much for this wunderful flowers. I will paint it for myself.

  • Ria Kooijman says:

    so pretty! am I the only one who saw a face in the yellow paint ( 19 min in) on your pallet? lol tfs sweetie 🙂 xo

  • Susan Bishop says:

    Love your Hydrangeas! I love all of the colors they come in so these are just perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. And I love your sweater…well the sleeve part that has sparkle to it! 😀

  • theartsherpa says:

    I love what you created for this Soooo much. How superb

  • Jane Kirkwood says:

    Beautiful painting! Thank you for a super tutorial. My favourite flower is Honeysuckle as not only are they delicate and beautiful to look at, they smell amazing 🙂

  • m i s o s o u p says:

    wow this is so prettyyyy!!

  • Sandy Dawkins says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent. 🙂 I love most flowers, but I guess two of my favorites would be pansy and daffodils.

  • Patricia Simmons says:

    Loved this tutorial. Two of my favorite blooming flowers…. Morning glories and roses. I also love the crazy colors of the foliage in the coleus flowers and caladiums.

  • Bonnie M says:

    Very pretty. Thank you for this fun tutorial.

  • Stephanie Bargelski says:

    LOVE!! I would LOVE to see you paint the Lace Top Hydrangeas too!!

  • Cathy Tully says:

    Hi Leanne…first your tutorial was awesome. Nice to hear you and how you mix your paints. I was wondering how long it took you to paint this in real time? My favourite flowers are Sweet Peas. The way they grow on a vine and so colourful. Oh and my mom loved the sunflower painting tutorial you did. I was able to do it and it's hanging proudly in her hall wall. Thanks for joining the collaboration…its makes us have a challenge to do all the paintings from our favourite You Tubers.

  • Renee Liebenberg says:

    Thank you, I loved your Hydrangeas and will try painting them this weekend. Can you consider doing Carnations please?

  • Sue Clark says:

    Thank you for sharing how to paint these hydrangeas, they are so pretty. (RIA, I saw the yellow face at 19:00 in. lol)

  • Tracy says:

    I love this! What color would you use if you were going to do pink hydrangeas? This is my next painting! Thank you!

  • DizzieLizzie says:

    Thank you! This was fun to paint. Love the colours. Favourite flower…… Tulips, Roses and I love Lilacs and Magnolias.

  • Malu Moraza says:

    I finished this tutorial and enjoyed it very much. I posted it on the Angelooney site. I would appreciate your comments on it. 🙂

  • mary white says:

    Thank you so much for the instructions… I'm a 'newbie' and I love it when you show every step, color mixing etc. You are so very talented. I've watched many of your videos.. Loved them all… Just wish whenever I painted along with you, as you instruct, mine would look even one tenth as good as your always turns out. Guess some folks got it and some… well… they try hard to get
    Blessings.. Looking forward to more!

  • Gracie Shack says:

    Amazing Painting! 🙂

  • Miriam Ramirez says:

    I love Hydrangeas…and I have been wanting to paint some…but now I have an awesome guide and inspiration. My favorite flowers are phalaenopsis orchid.Thank you to all of you Cinnamon, Angela and Jane for your amazing willingness to teach all of us through this media…God bless you always.

  • Marian Smartt says:

    My favorite flowers are peonies and lilacs. But I am a beginning painter so I am not sure you can make that work…but I would LOVE to do either one or both! Thank
    nk you so much for making these videos!

  • Marian Smartt says:

    Loving that you are collaborating with the Angelooney group. It's wonderful to have all these paintings to paint.

  • Stevie Dickerson says:

    the flowers, colours are lovely, I just love this. I have followed you for sometime now and just this week alone I have seen this painting on social media 3 times. none as good as yours but I wanted to say that they need to give credit where credit is due, to you. afraid if I post that the work isn't theirs it could cause a problem. any suggestions on how you would handle that situation? people should always post who they took a idea from someone at least say where and who was the original artist. not meaning to cause a problem just think its pretty awful of beginners to do this. actually I seen a few other's that this happens to. plus a few of yours. just makes me mad that they don't tell truth about their paintings.

  • alfons subianto says:

    Beautifull and creative technick

  • Donna Paliotti says:

    LOVE how you painted the hydrangeas and that you chose the purple and blue shades. I have some in my garden and they always make me smile. So glad you were part of the collab.

  • Juliet Bullen-Dunbar says:

    loved this tutorial!…Tiger lilies would be one of my favorites to paint next?

  • Michele Haime says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed your technique, I would love how to paint, Jack in the pulpits, trilliums, daisy's and gladiolas, thank you all so very much for sharing your incredible gift. Do I need to buy expensive canvas and brushes, and if using dollar store canvas and paint, does in devalue in terms of selling it. I'm in desperate need to earn money, after getting sick I'm unable to work , would kindly appreciate any tips, thank you so much!
    Regards Michele Haime, feel free to contact me on Facebook Messenger! 🌹

  • robin sieverling says:

    Beautiful! You make it look possible to try. Thank you! My favorite flower is a Rose.

  • Freda Kurtz says:

    Please! Show me how to paint a rose!

  • Karen Sizemore says:

    that was great! thank you!!!💙💜💚

  • Rachel Edington says:

    So I have been working in this and it is turning out beautifully. The only thing. I would suggest to everyone is to do the background first and the. Block in the leaves and then work from back to front versus front to back. If that makes sense. I just found it a little awkward. However, it is still just beautiful!

  • georgia peach says:

    how do you get an outline of this painting?

  • georgia peach says:

    Thank you for the help…

  • paula shani says:

    Love it

  • Hazel Mead says:

    Loved this. Thanks. Would love to paint daffodils.

  • Anita Armstrong says:

    Beautiful….I would love to see a tiger Lily

  • Grace Myanmar says:

    Love it. Nice lesson.

  • jane smith says:

    Wonderful. Love to see frangi next. Thank you. 🙂 .

  • Heide Blödorn says:

    Thanks about learning so very much👍

  • Walter Paquette says:

    Just finished painting your "Hygrengia" picture. It came out pretty good for someone with only 3 years of experience and no formal training. Thank you for the great instructions. The only problem I had was that my paints were drying too fast on the pallet. I ended up adding some "slo-dry" medium to slow it down. I am retired and 75 years old and love this for a hobby. Your lessons are clear and easy to follow.

  • fred marshall says:

    you are an angel to do this just beautiful

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  • Henrique Pinós says:

    TQ god ——- Portugal……..

  • deborah brookshier says:

    l love your hydeangeas! I have a color question for you though. What is the difference between using black to darken a color for shading and using a complimentary color? When is it appropriate to mix compliments?

  • Judy Blaise says:

    Love the hydrangeas!

  • Sally Crimmin says:

    These hydrangeas are gorgeous! I love sunflowers and stephanotis. 😊

  • Kristen Dixon says:

    Your painting is lovely. I found it to be a bit difficult…my hydrangeas didn't look right. My 4 petal flowers look like little x's. I'm going to try it again but with 5 petals, as hydrangeas in real life have 5.

  • Bendy and Mario Plush Videos says:

    I love t! I will attempt to paint this next.

  • nancy webb says:

    I love this. I am going to try this today and I will let you know how I do! Hydrangeas are my favorite flower next Tulips!

  • Alicia S says:

    That is just gorgeous! I can't wait to try this! I am partial to yellow roses.

  • Robin Orifice says:

    Thank you!! I am painting this today 🙂 I hope it comes out as nice!! Love it

  • malou haynes says:

    Nice…. but, I think, you forgot the stamen.

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  • C Joan Schepperly says:

    This is gorgeous. One of my fave flowers. It is also a LOT of work when you make an ATC. My eyes are crossing. Thank you so much. I look forward to making a large one someday.

  • Anuja K J says:

    You are absolutely awesome.. good work.. I'm gonna try it tomorrow itself.. and i would like to know which is this paint..?

  • Anuja K J says:

    whenever ever i tried painting the paint is getting dried very soon.. and i will be ending up mixing solvent..and it worries.. any suggestions plzz

  • babs727 says:

    My first attempt at painting 25 years after raising my daughters. I'm currently painting these gorgeous flowers onto a metal table top I'm refurbishing. Thank you for the easy to follow tutorial! Do you have other videos with different flowers? I'd love to paint some stargazer and tiger lilies next. 😊

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  • Secret Agent Paul says:

    Favourite flower : Frangipani (or Plumeria)

  • martha soles says:

    I love geraniums. Loved this tutorial.

  • Sharon Shannon says:

    I was mesmerized watching you paint the hydrangeas! You did an awesome job! I wonder if you post your patterns to help out beginners like me? There is so much to learn! I look forward to seeing more of your work! Suggestion for another video… red poppies on a beautiful background. Thanks for sharing!

  • トコ says:

    lin kaneko

  • Glenna Boutilier says:

    This is my first exposure to your videos and I'm absolutely in love!!! My dream of learning to paint looks like a reality for me now. Thanks so very much.

  • Doris Lee says:

    Beautiful one of my favorites

  • A Beautiful Mind says:

    Love your Hydrangea painting, and going to do it in a few weeks with a girlfriend! Can't wait. Thanks so much for blessing us with your gift of painting.

    Can you do a daisy painting ;( a few close up ones and / or a field of them…please n thanks…they are my mums ' fav's!!!)

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  • Mireya says:

    Beautiful!!! I will be doing soon. Thank you.

  • deborah nail says:

    Just beautiful and great tutorial. Thank you so much.🎨👏🏼

  • james paulos says:

    You make it look simple

  • Linda Moore says:

    Hi, I just love your painting of hydrangea, I have some lovely ones in my front garden, but only a beautiful shade of pink just like the artsherpas pink in here painting of the Aurora Borealis. I don’t have a favourite flower but my daughter just loves tulips.

  • Penny Kristiansen says:

    Lovely. I have blue hydrangeas in my garden. My favourite flowers are Sweet Peas

  • Karin Tolbert says:

    So beautiful! Thank you so much!

  • Jill Fancher says:

    This is eautiful!!!! These are my favorite flowers!!!!!! They look real!!!!! Great job!!!!! Love this one!!!!

  • Carolyn Miller says:

    Ur'''paintings…always soooooo!!!!Awesome!!!!!

  • Brush Stroke says:

    I love Learning new techniques. I had a stroke when I was 22, I did a paint & sip last year for my birthday. I was surprised that I could tell what my painting was at (the techniques), so I kept painting because it helped immensely with my ataxia, double vision, nystagmus, coordination, fine motor skills, and balance. Since speed isn’t my forte and I only feel one side of my body (my right, thank goodness because I’m right-handed) I use some different techniques since acrylic dries so fast LOL it was lots of fun! I would definitely say my favourite is lilac

  • Margarita Vargas Martinez says:

    Me encanta ,solo con los movimientos entiendo , me gustaria saber que tipo de pincel es que n* y calidad ..gracias

  • Eileen Boylen says:

    This was FANTASTIC!!!! I wish I watched it before I began my project. Your technique, and your demonstration are both magnificent! Thank you so much!

  • Rosa Monllau says:

    Wonderful. Want to try and follow your instructions, but couldt really see how you make the little petals of the flowers as the camara waz not close enough. Any tutorials on thid? Thanks for teaching

  • steemdup says:

    the petals are time consuming but the dark and light, with the white highlight, looks very realistic. I love blue and purple hydrangeas.



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  • Carol Benson says:

    Seems very labor intensive.

  • PATRICIA T says:

    Thanks for letting us hear your voice and slowing down. This was great.

  • Chelby Hoag says:

    Why add water to paint before leaf veins?

  • maria Herrera says:

    Bellisimo !!!!

  • Maija Jokinen says:

    Thank you, that was great 🤗👍🌷

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